This list is by no means exhaustive, but if you're a young person looking to get involved with the community, to seek help or to develop your professional skills, this is a good place to start! The City of Darwin website has an online directory which has a searchable, comprehensive listing of youth and community services, so if you are looking for something specific we recommend you head there.
HEADSPACE Darwin is a youth friendly health service in Casuarina offering free services for general health, mental health and wellbeing and assistance in accessing education and employment and alcohol and other drug services.
The SHAK Youth Recreation and Development Centre at Casuarina is open afternoons from Wed to Saturday. Facilities include a music room, multimedia room, pool tables, table tennis, xbox and arts space, overseen by youth workers.
The YMCA of the Top End is a community based charity that delivers programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities across the Northern Territory.
Yes! This is the website you are currently on. LAUNCH is City of Darwin's program of events and activities for young people and includes Get That Job workshops, Midnight Basketball and a range of pop up events throughout the year. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram or join our mailing list if you want to know what's on for young people in Darwin.
The Office of Youth Affairs is a central co-ordination agency within the Department of the Chief Minister.
Meet our counterparts at City of Palmerston. If you're a young person who lives in Palmerston and you'd like to get involved in providing advice to your Council, or putting on events in your area, these are the people to get in touch with.
ARTS & music
A Darwin based youth arts company providing a number of development and ensemble programs, theatre seasons and festivals.
NTMS provides instrumental, ensemble and choral tuition, music education services, support, events and programs to NT Government Schools.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
The Chief Minister's Round Table of Young Territorians (Round Table) is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government. The Round Table consists of 16 members who are aged 15 to 25 years who are appointed yearly.
MyNT is a youth-for-youth organisation that seeks to unify and build the capacity of young Territorians to be active members of their community.